Tree Planting Grants Now Available!

This year, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance rolled out a new program feature, the Go Green Youth Challenge. The Go Green Youth Challenge engages Michigan youth in environmental stewardship, community development and service-learning through a statewide effort to plant trees in Michigan. Children, pre-K through 12th grade, are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from January –  April.  The coins collected directly fund community tree plantings.

The team that raises the most for the Go Green Youth Challenge, is awarded a tree planting in their community and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Celebration in April at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

Tree planting sites include cities and towns, school yards and conservation areas such as stream bank stabilization and habitat restoration. Through a survey, participants can provide input on where trees should be planted throughout Michigan.

In the spirit of the Go Green Youth Challenge, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is offering local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments the opportunity to apply for a Go Green Youth Challenge Tree Planting Grant!

The Go Green Youth Challenge raised a total of $20,850 for tree planting in Michigan.  Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to thank everyone who participated including the sponsors, ITC, DTE Energy Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

Grant Applications are due by August 19th, 2011

All Tree Planting Projects Must Be Completed by November 30th, 2011

Learn more about the grants available and how you can apply!

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